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Victrex expects more innovations related to Peek

14th Dec 2018

Victrex is celebrating 40 years of Peek, a high-performance polymer (HPP). Victrex drove the success of the versatile, breakthrough polymer, developing new markets and applications. This helped transform lives, entire industries and the business operations of the company itself. The company believes the potential for further innovation remains huge.

Courtesy: Borealis
Borealis to expand capacities of PP plants in Europe

12th Dec 2018

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilisers, has taken the final investment decision to expand the capacity of its existing polypropylene (PP) plant in Kallo, Belgium by 80 kilotonnes and thus strengthen its long-term commitment to meet European customers’ needs for innovative PP.

Kaoru Ino, Representative Director, President and CEO of DIC Corporation (right) and Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro (left)  Courtesy: Covestro
Covestro becomes majority stakeholder in DCP

6th Dec 2018

Covestro, a leading supplier of high-performance resins, has accelerated the expansion of its Thermoplastic Polyurethanes business (TPU) by raising its stake in the joint venture DIC Covestro Polymer Ltd (DCP) from 50 to 80 per cent. The investment is part of its expansion of global TPU business. Closing of the deal is planned for early second quarter...

Courtesy: Evonik
Evonik to sell product as anti-corrosion agent

3rd Dec 2018

Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, is planning to sell 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate phosphate as an anti-corrosion agent and flame retardant under the brand name Visiomer Hema-P 70M. Typical product applications of this methacrylate monomer include adhesives and plastics, paints and coatings, fibres, composite resins, and gel coats.

Courtesy: Gazechim
Gazechim to distribute Polynt products in Nordic region

3rd Dec 2018

Gazechim Composites, specialists in composites raw materials, has been appointed as official distributor of Polynt-Reichhold’s products in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The distribution agreement includes Polynt-Reichhold’s range of unsaturated polyester products including the Polylite polyester resins, the Dion vinyl ester resins and others.

Courtesy: Toray
Toray develops carbon fibre with high tensile strength

26th Nov 2018

Toray Industries, Inc has developed new carbon fibres that realise both higher tensile strength and tensile modulus named Torayca MX series and would expand its lineup going forward. The company will also introduce prepreg (high-performance resin-impregnated fabric) using the MX series carbon fibre to contribute to variety of applications.

Courtesy: Ahlstrom-Munksjö
Ahlstrom-Munksjö to challenge global counterfeiting

23rd Nov 2018

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a global leader in fibre-based materials, has come up with security fibres to confront global counterfeiting within the abrasive backings industry. The fibres are added to the coated abrasive backing paper during the manufacturing process making it easy for producers to identify the quality of the product and avoid counterfeits.

Courtesy: Covestro
Covestro to host first-of-its-kind mobility summit

22nd Nov 2018

Covestro, one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America, has stepped forward as the first materials supplier to host a mobility summit exploring the disruptive trends that are transforming the future of transportation. The half-day event will be held December 3, 2018 at Pittsburgh, home to Covestro’s North American...

Courtesy: PolyOne
Polyone hires Christopher Pederson in senior position

16th Nov 2018

PolyOne Corporation, a premier provider of specialised polymer materials, services and solutions, has announced the hiring of Christopher L Pederson as senior vice president, president of specialty engineered materials. Michael A Garratt had been serving in this role on an interim basis and will now resume his prior position responsibilities.

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